Originally Posted by Astrid
Also wondering if anyone knows how to make those packs that you can microwave and put on sore muscles... I think they are flax filled
: or something like that.
Hey, we've done those! Here's my quick NO-SEW method.
I bought men's tube socks (2 per bed buddy), and rice. Fill a sock to a few inches from the top (how far to fill may take some experimentation). Tie a knot in the top of the sock. Put the other sock on over it to act as a washable cover (this was the hardest part for me).
A ribbon tied around the "neck" would dress it up for gift giving. Or you could tie-dye or otherwise decorate the cover. Microwave 2-3 minutes for heat that lasts about an hour (or more if you take it to bed with you).
OT: We made up a bunch of these, and kept several. One cold November night, when the Leonids were peaking, I heated several, put them in a small ice chest so they would stay warm for the drive, woke up dd, drove away from the city lights, spread out a double-size sleeping bag on the ground, and she and I snuggled warmly with our bed buddies while we watched something like 150 shooting stars an hour. We might do that again this year.